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Mump & Smoot are in flux as they return to the Ummonian wilderness they love so much, in search of spiritual renewal. Here, they hope to achieve a sense of balance in their hectic yet always adventurous existence so they can successfully deal with their ever-crumbling world. Throughout this journey their abilities to survive emotionally, spiritually, and physically are put to the test.

"FLUX" premiered in Edmonton leading off a wildly successful national Western tour which saw the "post-apocalyptic Smothers Brothers" (Edmonton Journal) in Calgary and Vancouver before opening in Toronto to critical raves and sold-out houses.

Mump & Smoot in Flux won two Dora awards in 2003 for Outstanding Production and Direction in the Independent Theatre Category.

Written & Created by Michael Kennard & John Turner
Directed by Karen Hines
Starring Michael Kennard as Mump, John Turner as Smoot
and Scott Macdonald as Boolawa
Music Composition & Sound Design by Greg Morrison
Lighting Design by Michel Charbonneau
Set Design by Campbell Manning


"Mump & Smoot are a national treasure. The consistent magic of Mump & Smoot is their connection with and awareness of the audience."
- Edmonton Sun

"What a fine theatrical jewel: think Campfire Girls meet Sartre…. What impresses the most is how endlessly literate this comedy team is (especially given how accessible and basic their humour might be - Commedia del Arte meets Barnum and Bailey) and how layered their performances end up being. I'm also totally blown away with how the pair manages to walk that fine comedic line and create a deeply pathos-dripped work that never dips into the needlessly grotesque."
- See Magazine

"...uproarious...wonderful...remarkable physical control...hilarious..."
- Vue Weekly

"...one of the great entrances of the year... the chemistry is winningly, and precisely, set forth in this delightful show."
- Edmonton Journal

"...individual and shared genius... awesome talents... Flux boasts an exceptional set, sound and lighting designs and Mump & Smoot's canoe is a marvel."
- Calgary Sun

"Flux is very funny and ingenious entertainment...inspired silliness... flawless timing... finely calculated movement... Kennard and Turner showed us once more how subtle and delightful the art of clowning can be."
- Calgary Herald

"Flux is sometimes horrifying and always hilarious ... clever physical comedy and inspired improvisation, all of it deeply rooted in the most primal parts of the human psyche."
- Vancouver Sun